Saturday, October 24, 2009


Family Pic... where the 6 week old was not cooperative.

Sweet face

So tired.

Trunk or Treat

Boo Aren't I scary:)

Daddy and Me

Tonight was our Church's Fall Festival and we got the great opportunity to show off our little Boo. He did great and was so dang cute... we love his little Halloween outfit and can't wait to go to Jax for Halloween with my family. So look out I might just knock on your door.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Daddy the Pig

 Shawn getting ready for work... So grateful for this job and what it means for our family.

Found a Smile

I'm in love with this boy.

I heart Mommyhood

I heart Mommyhood. It is the most amazing thing I have done in my whole life. I can't imagine my life without him. I know without a doubt this is the best thing that I have ever done. I am just so grateful that this is my life. I have a sweet, good-lookin' hubby who makes it possible to stay home and enjoy raising our sweet little man and the sweetest little baby boy who makes me want to be the best I can possibly be. So again I emphasize, I heart Mommyhood.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

What a trooper:)

In September my grandmother passed away and we had to take a plane to St. Louis for her funeral. My mom came up and we flew from Atlanta to St. Louis with a 4 week old... I had an internal struggle putting my boy on a plane with germy people but I had to be there for that funeral and an hour flight was more appealing than a nine hour drive needing to breast feed. So airplane it was...

What a little guy...

Gigi loves her little guy!

He was so good... the only disaster was that I couldn't handle a baby, diaper bag, a infant carrier, a purse, and a full drink. The drink fell into my brand new purse within the first five minutes of sitting on the plane. It was just a testament to me that I cant do it all and that I need to ask for help when I need it:)  It's a good thing that my mom was with me cuz the hormones were a-raging and I was a sobbing mess but she made it better and got me a new drink... Moms are great that way:)

P.S. Sorry these posts are random and really dont make sense but I'm trying... hoping to find a voice in my random stories.

Colton's first bath

This picture is worth a thousand words:)

He loves baths now but that first one was a shock.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Colton Baby

This is Colton and I a week after he was born... The position in the picture is how he was positioned in my belly. I find it insane that my body held this precious little boy for 9 months. The human body is an incredible thing.

Hes a week old in this picture... what a beautiful boy:)

Colton James Armstrong

Colton James Armstrong was born on August 10, 2009 at 11:17am (My Sister Conner's Birthday) He was 7lbs 3.7oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Colton was breech and I had found that out the Thursday before his birth I was really trying for a natural birth so I was willing to do whatever it took in order for that to happen. I spoke with my OB about an external version which is where they try to flip the baby in the correct position from outside the body. I was qualified to have it done because my amniotic fluid levels were still good. The procedure was scheduled for Tuesday the 11th and over the weekend I looked up every possible way to get a breech baby to flip. I did handstands in pools, pelvic tilts, even put frozen peas at the top of my belly in order for him to move away from it... Well none of it worked. The Sunday night before his birth I had back labor all night... I knew I had my ultrasound appt on Monday morning to make sure that the amniotic fluid was fine so that I could have my procedure on Tuesday but when the technician did the US my fluid was way too low so I had to have a C-Section immediately. Our appt at the OB was at 9 it was finished at 9:20am I checked into the hospital at 9:35 am. Everything happened really fast after that. The anesthesiologist came in at 10am for my epidural and I was on the OR table by 10:40am... Colton was born at 11:17am and when I heard him cry it was by far the most incredible thing that I have ever heard. When I was on the OR table it was really quiet so I asked them if they could turn on some music... so Colton was born during Leona Lewis' "Bleedin Love" I was singing the whole time they were performing the surgery it calmed me down for sure. So I went in for an Ultrasound and 2 hours later got my boy.

This is Shawn and I right before the epidural... our last moments of just the two of us.

Baby boy is almost here...

Gettin' Cozy

Mommy's first time seeing her boy

Proud Daddy

The New Armstrong Family.

Im Back ready to post

For those of you who actually followed my blog sorry that it has been almost a year since I posted... things got crazy and I never felt like I had anything to post... But now I do.... Shawn and I had our son Colton on August 10 2009 and it was the best day ever. He is the sweetest little guy and I am truly behind on the blogosphere so I am going to do all of my posts from his birth on... so I am still behind but I really want to catch up so that I have it all documented. So if you all are interested the Birth story it will come shortly....